The primary consideration when selecting a hovercraft is payload. Because hovercraft ride on a cushion of air the more people the larger the motor generating greater air force is required to lift and thrust the hovercraft forward. The table below identifies the recommended payload capacity for each model of rescue craft.
When purchasing a hovercraft for rescue and law enforcement operations it is important to know what characteristics to look for. Ask yourself these questions:
These are essential performance characteristics. Other practical questions about reliability and performance limits should also be raised. There are now hovercraft of different sizes to meet the needs of communities, climates and conditions of all kinds.
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